So, back when I worked with sgap on [
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But no more! Here, the divide between performance and character is presented and presentable, a brechtian bactrian. Introducing Pasteur, the avatar and stand-in, the original character. Seen here, as inimitably dorky and shyly bemused as his authorial counterpart; drawn by my excellent friend Hannah, who maybe should hang out with me sometime.